Adaptation and Context
Research Handbooks in Business and Management series
Edited by Anders Örtenblad
Chapter 2: The anatomy of managerial panaceas: ontology, epistemology and technology
Business administration deals with phenomena observed, described, conceptualized and exploited in purposeful managerial action. On occasions such findings and ensuing principles expand to claim universal applicability, turning into panaceas. Panaceas can be analyzed by scrutinizing the ontological integrity of the core concept, by explicating the associated metrics, and by testing the efficacy of the proposed technologies of managerial action.
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